After operation “Opera” also known as “Operation Babylon” “A surprise air attack by Israel Air Force on 7th June 1981 which destroyed Iraqi Nuclear Reactor”, Israel started planning to target Pakistan’s Nuclear Facility in Kahuta. Pakistan already knew Israel’s coward plan through intelligence. Pakistan Air Force was on “High Alert” & finally one day in 1983 PAF observed some suspicious activity near Indo-Pakistan Border. PAF F-16s were scrambled & they made their first contact with suspicious F-16s & confirmed their Israeli identity. PAF’s aggressive tactics & sudden response surprised IAF’s F-16s, they immediately called off the mission & pulled off.

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Reference: Cutting edge PAF: Reminiscences
Author: Muhammad Anwar Shamim




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